About Us

The Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID) is the national organization which governs and represents university debating in Canada. CUSID’s membership consists of different debating unions across Canada. Established in 1978, the organization is subdivided into three regions: East, West and Central. CUSID hosts many annual tournaments such as the British Parliamentary Championships, the Canadian Parliamentary National Championships, and NAUDC which hosted alongside APDA, CUSID’s American counterpart.

Debate Format

CUSID uses two main styles of debate: British Parliamentary (also known as WUDC style) and Canadian Parliamentary. British Parliamentary is conventionally the style used in the Fall semester and Canadian Parliamentary is used in the Winter.

How to Get Involved

If you are a student from a university that does not have a debate society or you are a student who is looking to get in contact with your school’s debate team, you can contact the representative for your region and they will provide guidance on how to get involved. If you are a business looking to help sponsor CUSID in any way please contact the President. To get in contact with a member of the executive, contact information can be found on the Current Executive page. If you are unsure of who to get in contact with, please visit the Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

If you would like to see updates on what CUSID is up to, you can follow us on our official Instagram page: @cusid.ca